Very Low Calorie Vegetable Soup

READY IN: 10hrs 20mins
Recipe by romanladee

All of these vegetables are considered by some to be "negative calorie." They're supposed to take more calories to digest than actually in the vegetable due to the high fiber content. This soup is made in a HUGE stock or lobster pot and really needs to be cooked for 8-10 hours to get the desired stew-like texture. I cook it about 5 hours the first day and then enjoy it as a vegetable soup. The next day it cooks another 5 or 6 hours and it becomes thick and more hearty. It's like having two soups in one. The amount of water you use depends on the size of your pot. I used at least a gallon of water. You can also use Knorr's cube of your choice or extra onion soup mix if you desire a more intense flavor in your soup. I ate this soup for three days with some additional fruit and vegetables during the day and lost 4 pounds. A very tasty and filling way to drop a few.

Top Review by amyditzel

This is a great, filling soup! I only used the two envelopes of onion soup and I do think it needs a little extra boost - next time I'll use some bullion or more onion soup mix. Thanks for the recipe! I will definitely be making it again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut all vegetables as directed and add to stock pot. Add onion soup mix and add enough water to cover all vegetables. If you have a smaller pot, you will have to half or quarter the recipe to fit your pot. As long as you have enough water to cover your vegetables, you will be fine. Bring to a boil and then add your uncooked brown rice. Add more water as needed during the cooking process.
  2. This is best made the day before and allowed to "stew." The flavors will be more intense and less salt and seasoning will be needed. The servings listed is for the full amount of vegetables in a large stock or lobster pot.

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